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Safeguarding Toolkit

Safeguarding Toolkit

Safeguarding refers to the process of protecting children (and adults) to provide safe and effective care. This includes all procedures designed to prevent harm to a child.

Having the right safeguards in place will help you respond appropriately and keep sport safe and fun for children.

The toolkit is designed to provide both an understanding of the importance of key safeguarding considerations and practical resources that organisations can promote or adapt.

Safeguarding requirements for an organisation

Working Together to Safeguard Children (HM Government, 2015; PDF) states that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Working Together outlines the duties of all organisations that work with children.

Adapted by the CPSU from 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' (HM Government, 2015) © Crown copyright 2015

SASP Sample Documents

Putting safeguards in place - CPSU [Child Protection in Sport Unit]

It's important to have a clear set of guidelines to make sure your organisation deals with safeguarding concerns effectively.

The information and templates include all the areas that should be included in a safeguarding policy – and the procedures to implement it – to create a safe environment for children and young people taking part in sport.

Have you completed a self assessment of safeguarding within the organisation?

Information can be found here

Positive Parents in Sport


To address bullying behaviour successfully, a 'whole club' approach that includes coaches, volunteers, officials, young people and parents is needed.

Sports clubs and organisations should create a culture that makes it clear to children and young people that bullying behaviour will not be tolerated, and that if someone is experiencing bullying they should tell an adult immediately. Let children know that if they report bullying they will be taken seriously and it will be acted upon.

The Somerset Safeguarding Children Board

The Somerset Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is the statutory, multi-agency partnership with responsibility for coordinating, monitoring and challenging all activity relating to safeguarding children and young people living in Somerset. Safeguarding Children Board's were set up as a result of the 2004 Children Act and are regulated by that law.

Somerset Safeguarding Board - Early Help Advice Hub on 01823 355803

Somerset Safeguarding Board website

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